December 3, 2012 3:00 PM | John Polson
The Brazilian International Game Festival (BIG) has announced Unmechanical, Papo & Yo, and more as its winners. Unlike the IGF, BIG accepts completed games for all but one category. If the game has been released commercially, it must have occurred within two years prior to the date of the festival.
The winners were announced at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 30.
Best Game ($30,000) - Unmechanical
Best Art ($2,000) - Wonderputt
Best Sound ($2,000) - Unmechanical
Best Narrative ($2,000) - Papo & Yo
Best Gameplay ($2,000) -Tiny and Big
Breakthrough Award ($2,000) - Out There Somewhere
Best Online Game ($5,000) - Jelly Escape
Audience Award - Papo & Yo
The dev island and best demo winners follow.
The Dev Island award ($6,000) was given to Pro Gamer: The Game. Four teams had 24 hours to develop a game from identical instructions, without Internet access or contact with the outside world during the festival.
Finally, Petit Fabrik's XH2O (above) won Best Demo (the only category which encompasses unfinished games).